ISPS Handa World Invitational Men | Women R3

Meadow closes in on emotional home victory in Ballymena

August 15-18
Galgorm Castle GC & Massereene GC, Galgorm, Ballymena, Northern Ireland
$250,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4


Stephanie Meadow is in pole position to secure an emotional victory on home soil as she takes a four-stroke lead into the final day of the ISPS Handa World Invitational Men | Women, Presented by Modest! Golf Management at Galgorm Castle Golf Club.

World Invitational R3 - Meadow closes in on emotional home victory in Ballymena
Stephanie Meadow. Credit: Press Eye

“I played really nicely today. It was nice that we got to finish too as I wasn’t looking forward to a 7am restart tomorrow morning.”

The Northern Irish star posted a sublime six under par round of 67 to reach a total of ten under par in Ballymena, as torrential rain caused an hour-and-a-half delay and therefore caused Meadow’s tee time – the final group of the day – to be pushed back to 3.40pm local time.

“I had a lot of birdies and three on the bounce on the back nine. I just hit some really solid shots and made some putts today. I made a couple of long ones, which you have to do when you shoot low.


“I kind of felt this was coming the way I’ve been playing the last couple of days. I’ve been playing well and a few putts have just been slipping by the hole and today they went in.

“It’s great to see people out watching. Lots of people from Ballyclare were here today. People I grew up playing junior golf with were all here today and that was really nice.

“I wasn’t super nervous or anything, just trying to take it in and enjoy it because I’ll not be able to compete at home very often. It’s a home game and I’ll just enjoy it.”

In the men’s tournament, second round leader Todd Clements and France’s Damien Perrier share a one-shot lead on nine under par ahead of Italy’s Francesco Laporta and England’s Jack Senior.

“The front nine was brutal,” said Clements. “Laurie Canter said on the sixth tee that the course was playing a bit differently to how it has been, and he was right. I hung in there and kept doing my thing and it’s going alright so far.

“I hit a great shot into five and made two. I had 195 yards and hit a six iron and I made two and it really settled me. It put me into my comfort zone and I just pressed on from there.”

Perrier recorded a four under par round of 66, which included a bogey-free three under par back nine, to set the target at nine under par, before Clements finished with back-to-back gains to join the 2016 D+D REAL Czech Challenge Champion at the top of the leaderboard.

World Invitational R3 - Meadow closes in on emotional home victory in Ballymena
Damien Perrier. Credit: Press Eye

“I’m very pleased with the score I have,” said Perrier. “It was a tough day again. We’ve had a lot of long days this week due to the weather delays and it takes a lot of energy. It’s not easy because you have to stay focused and this course is, in my opinion, a course where you really have to take it shot by shot.

“The fact that it is tough helps me in the end because you have to focus on playing shot by shot. I like to play with guys who are high in the Rankings like Calum Hill and Francesco Laporta, it is more motivating for me.

“There is a bit of pressure because I have not been in this position for a while. I know my game, I know my ability and there will be some guys chasing tomorrow and I have to do a good job to keep them at bay.”

After a two-and-a-half hour delay hampered the start of the second round, day three began as planned but a heavy 20-minute downpour just before 1pm caused a delay and the afternoon groups were forced to deal with extremely wet fairways and greens, which the tournament administration team and greenkeeping staff did well to get in a playable condition.

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First round leader Ellie Givens is the woman best-placed to catch Meadow after a round of 70, three under par, on day three saw her reach six under par overall, one shot ahead of Charley Hull, Olivia Cowan, Leona Maguire and Laura Fuenfstueck.

“ I’m still hitting it really, really bad, but I managed to stay well in the game with my putting,” said Hull.

“I feel like I’ve had a long three weeks and I’ve been hitting it so well lately. I played well at the Evian Championship and Scottish. During the Scottish we got super bad weather; they were the windiest conditions I’ve ever played in and I think it’s knocked my swing out a bit. Then coming into this week I’ve been quite tired because I’ve been so busy.

“Today I just hit it so bad but managed to make a score. I only hit ten greens but still had nine birdies. Days like this you rely on the short game and your putting.”

History will be made in Ballymena tomorrow as a man and a woman will be crowned Champions of the inaugural ISPS Handa World Invitational.


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
PERRIER, Damien
-9
66
69
66
201
CLEMENTS, Todd
-9
67
66
68
201
3
SENIOR, Jack
-8
68
68
66
202
LAPORTA, Francesco
-8
68
66
68
202
5
WRISDALE, Jordan
-6
67
70
67
204
6
GLENNEMO, Jacob
-5
69
72
64
205
LENGDEN, Oscar
-5
72
65
68
205
BALDWIN, Matthew
-5
67
70
68
205
VAN DRIEL, Darius
-5
70
68
67
205
CARON, Rowin
-5
67
69
69
205
HILL, Calum
-5
66
68
71
205
LAMPERT, Moritz
-5
72
67
66
205
13
PORTEOUS, Garrick
-4
68
73
65
206
SYME, Connor
-4
67
69
70
206
15
FOOS, Dominic
-3
69
71
67
207
MANSELL, Richard
-3
65
75
67
207
KIM, Minkyu
-3
71
70
66
207
HØJGAARD, Rasmus
-3
71
66
70
207
ROSS, Craig
-3
64
71
72
207
HELLGREN, Björn
-3
70
69
68
207
21
RIU, Victor
-2
71
69
68
208
FERGUSON, Ewen
-2
68
69
71
208
COUPLAND, Dave
-2
69
70
69
208
CANTER, Laurie
-2
69
65
74
208
GARCIA RODRIGUEZ, Sebastian
-2
67
67
74
208
26
DEAN, Joe
-1
68
72
69
209
SHARVIN, Cormac
-1
68
71
70
209
VAN MEIJEL, Lars
-1
66
71
72
209
NILEHN, Fredrik
-1
69
68
72
209
CARLSSON, Magnus A
-1
69
68
72
209
STOW, Ben
-1
70
67
72
209
DEL VAL, Samuel
-1
70
69
70
209
33
BERARDO, Clément
Par
69
71
70
210
DI NITTO, Enrico
Par
68
72
70
210
SCHAPER (AM), Jayden Trey
Par
71
66
73
210
SANTOS, Ricardo
Par
70
69
71
210
MIVIS, Christopher
Par
70
69
71
210
38
STAL, Gary
1
65
75
71
211
BOURDY, Grégory
1
67
73
71
211
BOOTE, David
1
71
70
70
211
SCALISE, Lorenzo
1
69
72
70
211
SIMONSEN, Martin
1
68
71
72
211
KUNZENBACHER, Julian
1
67
70
74
211
44
HULDAHL, Jeppe Pape
2
71
69
72
212
SARACINO, Andrea
2
72
69
71
212
DUBOIS, Edouard
2
68
70
74
212
47
MCELROY, Dermot
3
69
71
73
213
NEIL, Bradley
3
70
71
72
213
GALIANO AGUILAR, Mario
3
70
71
72
213
MCGEE, Ruaidhri
3
68
71
74
213
DAVIDSON, Jack
3
72
67
74
213
ROUSSEL, Robin
3
68
71
74
213
53
COCKERILL, Aaron
4
70
70
74
214
PETROZZI, Gian-Marco
4
71
70
73
214
COUSSAUD, Ugo
4
72
68
74
214
ECCLES, Ben
4
67
70
77
214
HILL (AM), Josh
4
70
67
77
214
RICE, Tim
4
70
68
76
214
59
LINDELL, Oliver
5
70
70
75
215
HOWIE, Craig
5
70
70
75
215
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme
5
71
70
74
215
VIRTO, Borja
5
71
69
75
215
ROMANO (AM), Andrea
5
73
66
76
215
FREEMAN, James
5
66
73
76
215
65
WILSON, Andrew
6
72
68
76
216
MCCLEAN (AM), Matthew
6
70
70
76
216
SANDBORG, Jepser
6
71
68
77
216
68
WAITE, Mitch
7
72
68
77
217
69
KNIPES (AM), Curtis
8
68
73
77
218
70
MEYERROSE, Dennis
9
72
69
78
219
71
GREEN, Richard
12
73
68
81
222
72
FERNANDEZ, Scott
2
70
72
142
ERIKSSON, Martin
2
71
71
142
HUIZING, Daan
2
67
75
142
JOANNES, Hugues
2
69
73
142
MADDY, Paul
2
69
73
142
BLAND, Richard
2
70
72
142
ELVIRA, Manuel
2
71
71
142
HELLIGKILDE, Marcus
2
73
69
142
POKE, Benjamin
2
70
72
142
GANE, Chris
2
71
71
142
WILLEY, Andrew
2
72
70
142
WIEGELE, Martin
2
70
72
142
WHITNELL, Dale
2
74
68
142
HEISELE, Sebastian
2
71
71
142
HICKEY, John
2
68
74
142
BLOOR, George
2
69
73
142
88
LOUGHREY, Josh
3
71
72
143
AHOKAS, Antti
3
71
72
143
STARK, Oscar
3
72
71
143
OLSEN, Aksel
3
70
73
143
HIGGO, Garrick
3
67
76
143
ROBB, Chris
3
70
73
143
HOLMES, Evan
3
70
73
143
KOEPKA, Chase
3
69
74
143
FORSSTRÖM, Simon
3
73
70
143
TREE, Toby
3
72
71
143
RUTHERFORD, Jamie
3
71
72
143
DECOTTIGNIES-LAFON, Mathieu
3
75
68
143
FREIBURGHAUS, Jeremy
3
77
66
143
ABBOTT, Jamie
3
71
72
143
GANDY, Tom
3
69
74
143
BOUCHER (AM), Marc
3
70
73
143
RUFF, Patrick
3
69
74
143
105
BALTL, Timon
4
67
77
144
YOUNG, Mark
4
70
74
144
MCNAMARA, Rory
4
70
74
144
YATES, Jonathan
4
69
75
144
GRADECKI, Mateusz
4
68
76
144
FORD, Matt
4
73
71
144
GEYGER, Nico
4
71
73
144
MUNRO, Jack
4
72
72
144
STALTER, Joël
4
73
71
144
COHEN, Perry
4
74
70
144
MCLARNON (AM), Tiarnan
4
74
70
144
SCHWARTZ, Antoine
4
73
71
144
BAEK, Peter Launer
4
69
75
144
118
GALBRAITH, JR
5
73
72
145
GREHAN, Stuart
5
69
76
145
ELLIS, Harry
5
72
73
145
BERNADET, Adrien
5
73
72
145
McGEADY, Michael
5
72
73
145
KÖLBING, Jonas
5
76
69
145
LINARD, Thomas
5
73
72
145
KAKKO, Roope
5
74
71
145
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin
5
74
71
145
127
CHO, Rak hyun
6
70
76
146
JOHANSSON, Niclas
6
74
72
146
STUREHED, Henric
6
73
73
146
BRUN, Julien
6
73
73
146
GAGNE, Luis
6
74
72
146
MCKIBBIN (AM), Tom
6
73
73
146
SAXTON, Reinier
6
73
73
146
DEL MORAL, Carlos
6
73
73
146
MOHR, Marcus
6
68
78
146
JOUVEN, Richard
6
74
72
146
TURNER, Niall
6
75
71
146
ARMITAGE, Marcus
6
71
75
146
DAWSON, Robin
6
72
74
146
140
BULLEN, Michael
7
72
75
147
GRENVILLE-WOOD, Joshua
7
69
78
147
THORNTON, Simon
7
74
73
147
GRANT, Stephen
7
70
77
147
GROS, Sébastien
7
72
75
147
CAREY, David
7
71
76
147
DOBSON, Hugo
7
74
73
147
KING, Gary
7
72
75
147
DOAK, Chris
7
76
71
147
ITEN, Marco
7
73
74
147
VECCHI FOSSA, Jacopo
7
72
75
147
DALLAT, Michael
7
75
72
147
152
MAURER, Jürgen
8
74
74
148
HOEY, Michael
8
74
74
148
LASKEY, Mark
8
74
74
148
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
8
73
75
148
HENRY, Scott
8
74
74
148
MERONK, Adrian
8
73
75
148
TOWNDROW, Sean
8
74
74
148
TURBUTT, Luke
8
72
76
148
WEINHANDL, Uli
8
73
75
148
ERKENBECK, James
8
74
74
148
DALLAT, Peter
8
74
74
148
163
HIDALGO, Angel
9
72
77
149
PEACOCK, Daniel
9
75
74
149
SPOONER, Billy
9
76
73
149
PFEIFFER, Yann
9
72
77
149
EROFEJEFF, Peter
9
77
72
149
CEA, Michele
9
75
74
149
169
BRAEUNIG, Christian
10
75
75
150
ORTOLANI, Michele
10
73
77
150
171
CAMPBELL Jnr (AM), Colm
11
75
76
151
HØJGAARD, Nicolai
11
75
76
151
MCCLATCHIE, Kyle
11
72
79
151
FINCH, Richard
11
77
74
151
McGOWAN, Ross
11
71
80
151
176
LAWLOR (AM), Brendan
12
78
74
152
THOMAS, Stephen
12
73
79
152
ALBERTUS, Max
12
74
78
152
179
STEAD, Brady
13
75
78
153
CASEY, Brian
13
74
79
153
HURLEY, Gary
13
75
78
153
MCBRIDE, Paul
13
72
81
153
DE GUNZBURG, Alexandre
13
77
76
153
WEPPERNIG, Philippe
13
72
81
153
ZUNIC, Jordan
13
75
78
153
186
NEUMAYER, Bernard
19
79
80
159
187
MAGUIRE (AM), Odhran
21
76
85
161
W/D
LIMA, José-Filipe
4
71
3
W/D
AGUILAR, Felipe
6
76
W/D
NEMECZ, Lukas
6
76
DISQ
O’ROURKE, Conor
6
70
76
DISQ
BRYAN, Simon
9
79

Ladies’ scores
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Stephanie MEADOW
-10
70
71
67
208
2
Eleanor GIVENS
-6
67
75
70
212
3
Charley HULL
-5
73
72
68
213
Olivia COWAN
-5
71
73
69
213
Laura FUENFSTUECK
-5
71
71
71
213
Leona MAGUIRE
-5
71
71
71
213
7
Marianne SKARPNORD
-4
73
73
68
214
8
Carly BOOTH
-3
72
73
70
215
Karolin LAMPERT
-3
68
76
71
215
10
Lauren WALSH (AM)
-2
70
72
74
216
Silva BANON
-2
70
72
74
216
12
Cajsa PERSSON
-1
73
73
71
217
Kylie HENRY
-1
72
74
71
217
Noora KOMULAINEN
-1
74
71
72
217
Trish JOHNSON
-1
71
71
75
217
16
Amy WALSH
Par
71
73
74
218
Manon DE ROEY
Par
70
71
77
218
18
Lee Anne BRAMWELL (AM)
1
72
77
70
219
Ursula WIKSTROM
1
72
74
73
219
Beth ALLEN
1
68
74
77
219
21
Meghan MACLAREN
2
77
74
69
220
Diksha DAGAR
2
76
73
71
220
Catriona MATTHEW
2
74
71
75
220
Charlotte THOMPSON
2
73
75
72
220
25
Isabelle BOINEAU
3
71
74
76
221
Maria HERNANDEZ
3
77
70
74
221
Lauren TAYLOR
3
75
73
73
221
Emma CABRERA-BELLO
3
76
73
72
221
29
Sarah BOYD
4
76
77
69
222
Lydia G HALL
4
71
80
71
222
Gemma CLEWS
4
74
73
75
222
Liz YOUNG
4
72
77
73
222
33
Georgina BLACKMAN (AM)
5
74
78
71
223
Inci MEHMET
5
82
72
69
223
Krista BAKKER
5
72
74
77
223
Annabel DIMMOCK
5
70
76
77
223
Lejan LEWTHWAITE
5
73
74
76
223
Felicity JOHNSON
5
73
74
76
223
Stacy Lee BREGMAN
5
77
72
74
223
Linda WESSBERG
5
72
77
74
223
41
Jessica ROSS (AM)
6
76
75
73
224
Manon GIDALI
6
77
73
74
224
43
Anastasia MICKAN
7
76
76
73
225
Lisa MAGUIRE
7
76
73
76
225
45
Vani KAPOOR
8
77
75
74
226
Rochelle MORRIS
8
75
76
75
226
Whitney HILLIER
8
75
76
75
226
Anais MEYSSONNIER
8
75
73
78
226
49
Kelsey MACDONALD
9
78
74
75
227
Gabriella COWLEY
9
75
74
78
227
51
Annabel WILSON (AM)
11
71
74
84
229
52
Mollie LAWRENCE
12
77
77
76
230
Paula GRANT (AM)
12
79
74
77
230
Sian EVANS
12
73
80
77
230
Ana MENENDEZ
12
79
76
75
230
Rachael TAYLOR
12
78
74
78
230
Sarah SCHOBER
12
74
81
75
230
58
Becky BREWERTON
14
77
76
79
232
Tracey BOYES
14
78
76
78
232
Georgia COUGHLIN
14
80
76
76
232
Rebecca CODD
14
75
81
76
232
62
Michele THOMSON
16
75
79
80
234
63
Chole GOADBY (AM)
17
74
80
81
235
Kiran MATHARU
17
77
78
80
235
65
Dulcie SVERDLOFF
18
77
81
78
236
Shannon BURKE (AM)
18
77
81
78
236
67
Leticia RAS-ANDERICA
21
78
78
83
239
Shannon FLYNN
21
78
79
82
239
69
Charlotte AUSTWICK
24
80
78
84
242
70
Jordan RYAN (AM)
14
81
78
159
Holly CALVERT
14
72
87
159
Jae BOWERS
14
80
79
159
73
Lucy SIMPSON (AM)
15
80
80
160
Clara YOUNG (AM)
15
81
79
160
75
Maeve CUMMINS (AM)
18
78
85
163
Justine DREHER
18
85
78
163
77
Vera SHIMANSKAYA
21
80
86
166
78
Lauren HORSFORD
23
81
87
168
Victoria CRAIG
23
85
83
168
80
Felicity LLOYD JONES
31
89
87
176
DISQ
Nobuhle DLAMINI
8
81